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first_img“It was a tough 2017 and I need to take my calendar in a different way in order to be ready,” Nadal told the Mubadala World Tennis Championships website.“For this reason, I have sadly announced to the organisers and now to you fans that I won’t play this time in Abu Dhabi.”Spanish sports daily AS reported that Nadal had to halt his planned training schedule in his native Mallorca this week to seek medical attention in Barcelona due to the niggling knee injury.Nadal still plans on going for a 17th Grand Slam of his career in Melbourne next month.The Spaniard will be replaced by compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut for the six-man event over three days from December 28-30.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nadal was forced to pull out of the 2017 season-ending ATP Masters last month due to a knee injury © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKMADRID, Spain, Dec 23 – World number one Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from his planned season opener at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi due to lingering fitness concerns just three weeks ahead of the Australian Open.Nadal, 31, was forced to pull out of the 2017 season-ending ATP Masters last month due to a knee injury after an exhausting season in which he won the French and US Opens.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Donegal public are being urged to show their true colours and get on their kit for GOAL Jersey Day which takes place nationwide this October. School, businesses, and organisations throughout Donegal are being encouraged to sign up to GOAL Jersey Day, which takes place on October 11th, and wear their favourite sporting strip to raise vital funds for communities around the world facing extreme poverty and crises.Funds raised will go towards GOAL’s life-saving work in emergency response, health, nutrition and sustainable livelihoods in 13 of the world’s poorest countries. Last year alone GOAL reached more than five million people in need in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. GOAL’s Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Eamon Sharkey, said: “GOAL Jersey Day is one of Ireland’s longest-running fundraisers, and has been in existence for more than three decades.“Last year more than €150,000 was raised to support our work all over the world and we are appealing to the people of Donegal to once again support us – and have fun at the same time.“It’s the perfect opportunity to proudly wear your team colours, and to share sporting opinions with anyone in the office, or school, who will listen to you! It can also boost team, school or office spirit by working together for such an important cause.”This year GOAL was one of the first humanitarian aid agencies to respond in Zimbabwe to the devastating aftermath of Cyclone Idai which left hundreds of thousands of people without food or shelter. Thanks in part to the support of the Irish people GOAL has reached over 100,000 people in four districts in Zimbabwe with emergency kits and food supplies.Your team and company can be a part of this important work, by signing up today! To sign up to GOAL Jersey Day, please email jerseyday@goal.ie or visit www.jerseyday.orgDonegal public urged to support ‘Jersey Day’ this October was last modified: September 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.TAMPA, Fla. — An ankle injury to Tevin Coleman means the 49ers need a new starting running back, and although they likely will turn to Matt Breida, coach Kyle Shanahan said they will weigh outside options.Promoting Jeffrey Wilson Jr. from the practice squad for a second straight year is also a scenario Shanahan mentioned.“We love Jeff, who’s on the practice squad. Jeff’s a great player. We’ll see what’s up with Tevin …last_img

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first_imgNorwegian Air Shuttle will add the Spanish city of Barcelona to its growing Boeing 787 network when it launches long-haul low-cost flights from the airport next year.The low-cost cost airline will also ramp up its network from Copenhagen, Denmark, to the U.S. with a new non-stop service to Oakland International Airport (OAK), one of the three international airports in the San Francisco Bay, from March. And the airline’s CEO Bjorn Kjos has hinted it is planning more long-haul flights. “Our low-cost long-haul growth between Europe & the U.S. has only just started,” he told Bloomberg TV.Barcelona El Prat Airport, which features a stunning new terminal, will be Norwegian’s seventh European base offering long-haul services, joining Copenhagen, London Gatwick, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm and the Norwegian city of Bergen. It also offers flights from Guadeloupe and Martinique in the French Caribbean to the U.S.From June 5, Norwegian will connect the Spanish city with direct flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Oakland, New York’s Newark Liberty International and Fort Lauderdale in Miami.  Norwegian’s flights to Newark (EWR) will be the carrier’s first from that New York City-area airport.The airline already flies to New York’s JFK airport, with year-round service from the European destinations of Copenhagen, London Gatwick, Oslo and Stockholm and seasonal services Guadeloupe and Martinique.Norwegian’s long-haul operations in Barcelona will begin with two Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft permanently based at the airport, where passengers can connect to the airline’s short-haul network.The low-cost carrier will offer 325,000 seats on its intercontinental services from Barcelona during the first full year of operations of its long-haul base there. Of these, 170,000 seats are to California – divided equally between Oakland and Los Angeles.Norwegian’s Barcelona – Oakland route will be the only direct, non-stop route between San Francisco and any Spanish airport.Kjos, who founded Norwegian, described the launch of direct flights between Barcelona and the U.S.  as a “new milestone” for the airline.“Spain is an important market for us where we have been very well received since we launched here,” he said. “Many Spaniards choose to fly Norwegian on domestic Spanish routes and routes to other parts of Europe. An increasing number of Americans also fly with us to Europe, and we look forward to welcoming even more travelers from both sides of the Atlantic.”The four new long-haul routes from Barcelona “is only the first step in what promises to be a long journey,” Kjos said, vowing that Norwegian will “develop the full potential of long-haul opertions from Barcelona, ”‹”‹adding more frequencies and more routes than we announced today.”All Norwegian’s long-haul flights are operated with a new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Its 787-8s are configured with a capacity of 291 seats, including 32 seats in premium economy and 259 in standard economy class, while the larger 787-9 has 344 seats (35 in the premium cabin and 309 in the economy cabin).Premium service includes a dedicated check-in counter, additional luggage allowance, fast track security, lounge access, priority boarding, seats with a 19-inch width and a 46-inch pitch “sleeper seats, all meals and drinks.  All seats are equipped with touch-screen interactive IFE TV screens and all its 787s are WiFi enabled.At present, Norwegian has a fleet of 11 Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines powered Dreamliners, which will increase to 42 units in 2020.The four new U.S. routes from Barcelona will operate throughout the year, according to the following schedule:Barcelona – Los Angeles: Begins June 5 with twice-weekly service rising to three-times-a-week from August 22.Barcelona – Newark: Begins June 6 with twice-weekly service rising to four-times-a-week from August 22.Barcelona – Oakland: Begins June 7 with twice-weekly service rising to three-times-a-week August 22.Barcelona – Fort Lauderdale:  Twice-weekly service from Aug. 22.Copenhagen – Oakland: Begins March 28 with twice-weekly service.Norwegian offers a total 44 routes to the U.S., 37 of which are from Europe and seven are from the French Caribbean. Upcoming routes to the U.S. include Las Vegas from London launching on October 31; Las Vegas from Oslo launching on November 1; and Fort Lauderdale from Guadeloupe launching on December 17.last_img read more

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first_imgRelated Posts How, then, did Mint grow to 1.5 million users and sell for $170 million after just two years of operation? Because, while Mint wasn’t the first online money management software, it was the first to do most of the work for its users. Compared to Microsoft Money and Quicken, its major competitors at the time, Mint had two advantages: First, it interfaced with a wider range of financial institutions; second, it could automatically categorize expenses that users of the two other tools had to label manually. Mint’s triumph over its enterprise peers was the shot heard ‘round the software world: Not all integrations are created equal, and the company whose product has the best integrations is all but certain to win. Running the Integration RaceOf course, the bar for integrations is now much higher: All or most national banks offer their own budgeting tools, FICO scorecard, and person-to-person payments — functions that required separate apps just a few years ago. The integration trend isn’t just limited to financial services, though. Industries from healthcare to communications to marketing are increasingly dominated by the most effective integrators. To win the integration race in your industry:1. Formalize popular ad hoc integrations.Believe it or not, your users’ most wanted integrations are hiding in plain sight. Web-based tools like If This Then That and Zapier let users chain together apps without direct integrations. Look first to featured integrations: Zapier users regularly hook Gmail, for example, to Slack, Google Calendar, Dropbox, and Facebook Ads. One of Zapier’s most popular Gmail-Google Calendar integrations is to set Calendar to create an event invite whenever an email with a certain phrase or subject is received. Doesn’t that sound like an integration Google should already have? Mixmax evidently thought so. The email improvement firm has raised seven figures for trying to bring email into the 21st century. Although Mixmax’s best-known integration involves letting email recipients schedule calendar events from the body of an email, it’s also formalized other obviously helpful email integrations, such as those with SMS, Twitter, Salesforce, and Box. 2. Team up with integration partners. The best integrations, just like the best business relationships, involve partnerships. Because many brands are understandably skittish about opening their software up to the wider world, gaining API access often requires a formal agreement. To establish those partnerships, firms have essentially two choices: one-to-one negotiations or network membership. One of the most well-known integration networks in the computing space, for example, is the Technology Alliance Partnership, whose members include Intel, Microsoft, Dell, SAP, Oracle, and more. The partnership’s goal, according to the prior link, is to create “end-to-end solutions that work.” Because larger firms tend to see integrations with less popular products as one-sided, smaller companies often have to offer other services in return. Time-tracking tool Hubstaff, which claims integrations are the secret to its growth, closed integration relationships with Basecamp and Trello through co-marketing proposals, social media shout-outs, and blog guest posts. 3. Tap into open APIs. An open API, or public API, provides universal access to a program’s integration point to consumers of the given software. Why would companies want to provide open access? Because it benefits both parties: The API owner gains greater traffic and brand recognition, while the API user adds functionality to its own product. Not sure where to start? A GitHub user has put together quite the list of public APIs, with a table of contents that sorts them by industry. Don’t be afraid to look beyond your own industry, though. If your brand has a YouTube channel, for example, you might be interested in YouTube’s open API that millions of sites use to embed videos, display metrics, schedule live streams, and facilitate channel subscriptions. Should you open-source your own API? Doing so is a good way to expand your user base, but be careful: Insecure APIs can give hackers access to user data or act as a foothold for further attacks. In 2018 alone, Venmo, Panera, USPS, and more were all breached via poorly secured APIs. Mint may no longer be the golden child of the finance industry, but its tenure taught the software industry that integrations alone can be a brand differentiator. The stakes may be higher, but Mint’s strategy still stands: In an age when companies spend millions developing and marketing new products, integrations might be the easiest way for software firms to get ahead. Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Follow the Puckcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#api#integrated technology#integration#Software#technology Reasons to Outsource General Counsel Services f… Before industry giant Intuit bought Mint in 2009, the personal finance tool was, frankly, pretty basic. Despite syncing with a user’s bank accounts, it couldn’t send or receive money; it couldn’t extend credit. Heck, it couldn’t even deposit a check.last_img read more